Quantitative and qualitative approaches and data


A level


6m 40s
In this podcast on research methods, we examine the two types of data collected by sociologists: quantitative and qualitative. Using examples, we discuss the relative merits of each as well as their respective disadvantages.

1. Listen to the podcast and make notes

2. What is quantitative data?

3. What is qualitative data?

4. Briefly outline and explain the positivistic approach

5. Briefly outline and explain the interpretive approach

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